There are all types of plumbing issues that may affect your home, but one of the most difficult to detect is leaking drains. A drain that is leaking can be a minor annoyance if it is well away from the home or a major issue if it is happening inside.
All around the Auckland, there are homes that have drain issues which may be damaging the yard or home itself while still going undetected. For homeowners who are concerned about protecting the value of their investment, it would be wise to have your drains inspected on a regular basis. This is especially true if you suspect that they may be leaking.
The Dangers of Leaking Drains
There are several dangers to having drains which are leaking, particularly in your home. The longer the drains continue to leak, the more damage that they may be causing to your property
Water: The buildup of water in one place can cause physical damage to the vulnerable areas of your home. This is especially true of wood structures that may include the flooring, support beams, walls and other parts of your residence. Over time, the presence of the water can weaken them and the repair bills may be considerable.
Bacteria & Germ: Water that flows down the drain carries with it germs and bacteria which can invade the home if there is a leak. In a short period of time, you, your family and even your pets may become ill due to the presence of the bacteria and germs which have multiplied due to the damp conditions.
Mold: Mold is one of worst invasive species in the home. The mold will not only rot away the wood and supporting structures, but they will also release spores into the air which can cause serious health issues. If left unchecked, the home itself will undergo major damage and in certain cases may have to be torn down and rebuilt.
How to Detect Drains which are Leaking
Detecting leaking drains in many cases requires more than a sharp eye and keen sense of smell. In most cases leaking drains go without being detected because unless you actually see the water collecting, the signs are usually very subtle.
This is why you need the services of professional drain unblockers to do an inspection and find the leaks that may be in your home or on your property. These professionals bring the equipment necessary to find even the smallest leaks so that the damage to your home and property can be minimized.
By having your drains inspected when you suspect there might be a leak or on a regular basis, you can catch and prevent much of the damage that may occur if left unchecked. A service like this can save you a considerable amount of money in potential repair bills.
If you know or suspect that you have a leaking drain, contact the professionals at All About Blocked Drains at 0800 425 522. We offer the best in leak detection and drain unblocking Auckland/Whangarei services. Talk to our friendly, courteous staff that will explain our services, answer your questions and send out a representative to show you what we can do.